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In the latest chapter of the long-running saga involving Kong Hee and the other convicted leaders of City Harvest Church, the High Court (by a majority of 2:1) allowed the Defendants’ appeals against conviction in part, and reduced each of their sentences.

The Prosecution has since filed a criminal reference on questions of law of public interest to the Court of Appeal. This has set the scene for a final hearing between the parties that is very likely to have wide-ranging implications, not just for the Defendants themselves, but also on the law in respect of criminal breach of trust.

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